The second razor-clam dig of the fall season will get under way on evening tides at four ocean beaches Saturday (Oct. 27). The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests on all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat.
Volunteers with the Elsie-Vinemaple Rural Fire Protection District celebrated the acquisition of a donated generator with the help of Sen. Betsy Johnson in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at the district's station on U.S. Highway 26 at the Highway 103 intersection.
Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers announced that Nicole Williams will become the new Clatsop County Clerk. Williams, currently assistant county manager, requested the transfer, which will officially take place Dec. 1.
A Clatsop County man, currently serving an Oregon state sentence for sexually abusing two young relatives, was sentenced this morning to an additional term of imprisonment in connection with a federal child pornography conviction. U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez sentenced Byron Lee Newton, 49, of Astoria, Oregon, to 135 months in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, following Newton’s guilty pleas to two counts of transportation of child pornography in violation of federal law.
On Tuesday October 15th at approx. 9:20 PM a residential structure fire occurred at 2080 N. Roosevelt in Seaside, OR. The residence was not occupied at the time of the fire. The Seaside Fire Department was assisted by the Gearhart Fire Department and the Cannon Beach Fire Department. The Clatsop County Fire Investigation Team has determined the fire to be an intentional set and a criminal investigation continues.
A medical examiner says a 21-year-old Oregon barista who was killed last week died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Dr. Christopher Young on Monday declined to release additional results from the autopsy performed over the weekend.
Saturday was busy for the Clatsop County Search and Rescue team. At about 11:06 AM, the Sheriff's Office received a report of an overdue hunter in the Elsie area. Rob Kruger reported is brother, Don Kruger of Warrenton, had left the vehicle for a short hunt which was only to take a few minutes.
The Clatsop County Drug Task Force conducted an investigation resulting in the execution of multiple search warrants and the arrest of five subjects on heroin related charges, in the Elsie area off Highway 26, Friday October 19, 2012. The Pacific County Sheriff's Office assisted with the execution and service of the search warrants as well as the apprehension of suspects. Seaside Police Officers and the Clatsop County Sheriff's office including the Nehalem Valley Resident Deputy also assisted the Clatsop County Drug Task Force.
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.98.
That's down nine cents in a week and it's back to the same price of a month ago.
Some metro prices from AAA's Monday survey:
Portland $3.96, Salem $3.95, Eugene-Springfield $4, Medford-Ashland $4.04.
The man accused of killing a 21-year-old Gresham woman on her way to work is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on an aggravated murder charge.
Updated: At 9:13 pm on October 21st, Astoria Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 121 W. Marine Drive. Fire personnel arrived on scene at 9:17 pm to find a one story building with fire venting from windows on the SW corner of the building. The fire was brought under control at 9:32 pm and crews stayed on scene until 11:25 pm to overhaul the fire area and secure the scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The Clatsop County Fire Investigation Team will be called in to help with the fire investigation.
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